If you want to be successful please stop doing this at work!
Heres a memo you need to get a few seemingly innocuous and totally common workplace behaviours for example being indirect, hitting the key one too many times can straighten up sabotage your stellar employee status and your potential to get ahead Women often act a certain way because they dont want to be called aggressive or a btch
Here’s a lowdown Of habits that can hold you back from being successful.
Here’s a memo you need to get: a few seemingly innocuous and totally common workplace behaviours( for example being indirect, hitting the key one too many times) can straighten up sabotage your stellar employee status and your potential to get ahead. Women often act a certain way because they don’t want to be called aggressive or a b*tch. Sadly having a less assertive or too enthusiastic MO can cause colleagues to view you as unreliable or unprofessional. Breaking these three small habits can help put you on track for long term success.
Talking in Timid Speak
Got a question for you likely won’t get what you want. Women sometimes hedge requests because they’ve been conditioned to be accommodating to others. But being too deferential can come across as meek or like *ss-kissing, causing your co-workers to doubt your confidence or qualifications. They’ll wonder, in turn, if they should trust you with big projects.
Keep your asks simple and straightforward: can you meet this afternoon: we need to discuss XYZ ( while you’re at it: remove I’m sorry from your vocabulary unless you really mean it.)
Overly Enthusiastic E-Mailing
When you’re sending your besties last nights recap, add as many exclamation points as you want( I’m so hungover!!!!) but in work messages? You need to show some restraint.
So many people treat e-mail like a casual text say business etiquette but you should rite as if your bosses were reading every note you send. Would be Or she be down with a zillions? Probably not, because too many can come off as juvenile and might keep the receiver from taking you seriously. To be safe ( and profesh), stick with periods m. The exception? When you are sending the peer props ( congratulations on that major sale).
Saying yes to everything
If you consistently find yourself cleaning up coffee cups it planning staff birthday toasts, you may be starting in the thankless role of office angel.
Often, women will volunteer for this kind of stuff to be helpful, but doing so can backfire. Try to be a kickass boss without losing your identity.
If you always do these tasks and they’re not part of your job description, people may assume they can walk all over you. And they take you away from your actual duties. Next time someone tries to push office housework on you, try this unfortunately, I can’t do that right now. I’ve got to finish( insert real work assignment).